Frontera Merlot 2013

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Fruity character, with aromas of cherries and a slight touch of cacao: elegant rounded and with a good body. It is the perfect match for pasta, cheese, red meat and grilled chicken. Color: Bright and vivid dark ruby red. Nose: Cherries and pepper aromas with a slight touch of cacao. Palette: Elegant, round and full-bodied wine, with a long lasting aftertaste.

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Member Reviews for Frontera Merlot

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Snooth User: stoli08
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/27/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: 22roberts
127236185
2.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/09/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: jsncruz
100133668
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/16/2012

Fruity wine. A little dry at the finish. Very easy to drink, went well with roasted pork and beef.


Snooth User: joanie21
61587514
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/19/2010

This wine was described as a vinho verde, which it is NOT. It is very inexpensive and delicious. The server was kind enough to write down the name of the bottle -- very good with fish and excellent alone.


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/05/2011

Dark berries and spicy. A hot and tannic.


4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 11/27/2011

We got blackberry and plum on the nose with tobacco and a hint of light roast coffee. The mouthfeel was particularly smooth and round. On the palate, cinnamon candies, black cherry, plum, and caramel were detected. The finish was smooth as well, lingering with the taste of berry cola. There was little acidity and soft tannins overall.


Snooth User: bambie
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/08/2010

I Like it.


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External Reviews for Frontera Merlot

External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/20/2013

Ruby-like, bright in color. Fruit forward with red plum and varietal characteristics. Medium dry, medium body and harmonious with a good finish This wine marries two of the classic Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon offers character, complexity and longevity, while Merlot adds softer tannins and elegance, patterned after the same classic blend that distinguishes many fine chateaux of Bordeaux.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2011 03/27/2013

Auge: sattes Dunkelrot; Nase: Aromen nach Pflaume, Johannisbeere und Schokolade mit einer Note nach Kaffee und leichten Röstaromen; Gaumen: voller Körper, mild, gut strukturiert mit einer Note nach Pflaume und Gewürze


External Review
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

Rose and Duncan Killner, owners of Jelu Estate, created this wine to promote the unique terrior of the Zonda Valley of Argentina. The property is in a box canyon, sitting on an old river bed, and the soil is alluvial. In 2012, Argentina exported more than 231,000 cases of Torrontés to the United States. The wine is light yellow and very aromatic with pear, peach, mango, almond and floral notes. This medium-bodied, crisp, clean, juicy wine is well balanced with good acidity and lemon and pear accents. The finish is long and tangy. Enjoy this wonderful wine with grilled fish, roast chicken or cheese soufflé.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

Violet red in the glass; flavors of herbs, berries and pepper are apparent in the palate. The wine is soft, medium-bodied, rounded and harmonic with a persistent finish. Very smooth, this affordable sipper provides forward fruit and easy drinkability, while a touch of Carmeacute;negrave;re offers structure and longevity.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

The Jelu vineyards are farmed organically and everything there is done by hand. This wonderful Torronteacute;s expresses aromas of honeysuckle and lychee. Flavors of Meyer lemon and white peach interact with layers of tropical fruit. Imagine a wine that is a cross between Gewuuml;rztraminer and Riesling! Plenty of body combines with bright acidity to excite onersquo;s palate. Serve this wine with a mixed green salad with goat cheese, caramelized pecans, fresh pears and Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 05/18/2011

The Jelu vineyards are farmed organically and everything there is done by hand. This wonderful Torrontés expresses aromas of honeysuckle and lychee. Flavors of Meyer lemon and white peach interact with layers of tropical fruit. Imagine a wine that is a cross between Gewürztraminer and Riesling! Plenty of body combines with bright acidity to excite one's palate. Serve this wine with a mixed green salad with goat cheese, caramelized pecans, fresh pears and Dijon balsamic vinaigrette.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 06/22/2011

With a certain legerdemain, Torrontés misdirects you like a good magician. Like its pal Viognier, one whiff and you know it's going to be sweet, but one sip (nothing up my sleeve) and you find that it's completely dry, with mouthcoating flavors of peach, nectarine, pear, lychee and honey. Its texture is smooth, with a viscosity that may remind one of peach nectar or 20W-50. Where these wines invariably fall down, however, is the finish. Without enough acidity, the flavors fall flat and fade. But the Jelu has a secret ingredient. With a small dose of Chenin Blanc (the grape of Vouvray and Saumur), its inherently crisp acidic structure gives a luminosity to the Torrontés that elevates the flavors from beginning to end. It is the best Torrontés I have tasted, sleight-of-hands down.


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Fruity character, with aromas of cherries and a slight touch of cacao: elegant rounded and with a good body. It is the perfect match for pasta, cheese, red meat and grilled chicken. Color: Bright and vivid dark ruby red. Nose: Cherries and pepper aromas with a slight touch of cacao. Palette: Elegant, round and full-bodied wine, with a long lasting aftertaste.

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